pet microchipping facts from Spring Creek Animal Hospital in Tomball, TX

Should You Get Your Pet Microchipped

According to Home Again, one in three pets in the United States will become lost at some point during their lifetime. You may think this will never happen to your family, but we encourage you to take the necessary, proactive steps to ensure your pet’s safety. One of the most effective solutions is microchipping your

pet dental hygiene facts from Spring Creek Animal Hospital in Tomball, TX

Pet Dental Hygiene & Oral Care

Is My Pet’s Bad Breath Normal? Although we are used to hearing the phrase “dog breath”, it is not normal for a pet’s breath to be stinky. Just like humans, a dog’s dental hygiene can be a sign that other diseases are present. Poor hygiene and bad breath could potentially lead to

indoor and outdoor safety tips for dogs and cats

Best Pet Safety Practices

Pet safety is one of the most important aspects of being a pet owner. It is an integral part of keeping you and your pet happy and healthy. When first adopting a new pet, it is critical to research the best pet safety practices. Doing this before your adoption period is an even better way

Quick FAQ’s on Vet Care for Cats

Cats are like babies–they require care and feeding on a regular basis. Some of that “care” includes vaccinations, parasite prevention, and disease screening.  There’s a lot of confusing information on vet care for cats. so here’s our super simple “who/what/when” primer we use with cats and kittens in our hospital. It includes the basic services/medications each

Quick FAQ’s on Vet Care for Dogs

Dogs are like babies–they require care and feeding on a regular basis. Some of that “care” includes vaccinations, parasite prevention, and disease screening.  There’s a lot of confusing information on vet care for dogs, so here’s our super simple “who/what/when” primer we use with dogs and puppies in our hospital. It includes the basic services/medications each

The Cost of Declawing

I’m frequently asked how much it costs to declaw a cat. I think the better question is: how much will it cost my cat to be declawed? Because declawing is not a benign procedure, and it can cause serious long-term consequences. So, let’s unwrap the declawing issue… Why Do Cats Scratch on

Why Your Cat Pees Outside the Litter Box and 4 Ways to Stop It

Few things are as frustrating as when your cat eliminates outside the litter box–peeing, pooping, or spraying in unwanted areas. Such inappropriate elimination can have multiple causes including medical issues, litter box aversion, and stress, and the root cause must be quickly addressed. The fact is, cats are creatures of habit, and the longer they eliminate

Why Spay?

Why Should I Have My Dog Spayed? Spaying should be considered if you are keeping any female dog as a pet. It is the easiest, fastest, least stressful, and least expensive way to prevent unplanned litters and unwanted behaviors. What Are the Advantages of Spaying My Dog?

Home Care Instructions for Mild Diarrhea in Dogs

Diarrhea is a common affliction of dogs and is associated with a host of problems—some are quite severe and some are not. If your adult dog has a simple case of mild diarrhea for no more than 3 to 4 days in duration, it is reasonable to try home care. When to

Do Pets Go To Heaven?

I’ve shared lots of tears and hugs this past year with friends/clients as they’ve lost beloved pets to old age or unrelenting illness. Most of these deaths have been via euthanasia. Putting a pet to sleep is a